Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Foreign Stout
South Stoke, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Ridgeway FES bottle matures in a similar way to vintage port. Roasted malts and leaf hops initially provide an aroma of breakfast coffee and fresh spices that gradually fades to reveal licorice, caramel and raisin notes that are products of the ageing process. Beneath all this change sits a solid and resilient backbone of bitter English hop. Satisfyingly foreign. You might even imagine the glow of the peat fire?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2007
Bottled. A black beer with a decent off-white head. Sweet milky chocolate and licquorice in the silky inviting aroma, The taste has good roasty malts around a smooth chocolatey body. Nice alcohol hit. Good licquorice and fossil fuel flavours. Very smooth and drinkable. Some milikiness also. Very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2007
(Bottled) Clear, dark cola brown with a smallish, lemonadey and quickly fading head. Quite strong, roasty, smoky-licoricey and milky aroma. Salty-licoricey, lightly roasty and smoky, sweetish-malty flavor with low bitterness. Alcohol is completely hidden. Medium-bodied, smooth and slicky palate with quite low carbonation. A quite enjoyable, sweetish and a bit cough-medicine-like stout. Also reminds me of A.Le Coq Jõuluporter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Pours a dark brown. I didn’t see much of a head at all. Smells deep and smoky. Tastes explodes with roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Has a very long finish that seems to get sweeter with every second.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5161) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a solid tan head. Chocolate and some roasted malts aroma. Lots of chocolate flavours, some meaty smokiness. Ending quite dry. Quite smooth and full-bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3766) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
500ml bottle. Aroma id roasted malt, coffee, and very sweet licorice. Flavour is sweet. Reminds me of a very sweet rum cake. Its bready, and full bodied. Very smooth palate, clean roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2007
bottle. it has a dark brown color with a medium head. the aroma is roasty with slight coffee notes. it is quite carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Furseth (2047) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2007
Bottle: PDA Festival: Dark red/brown colour, with nice head. Aroma of caramel, dust, grassy, raiains, dark chocolate. Flavor is almost the same, medium body, thin to medium finish. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2007
Bottled. PDA-festival. Dark brown colour. Menthol and chocolate in aroma. Caramelly, chocolatey flavour profile with notes of menthol, yet very light. Medium bodied, with average mouthfeel. Bit dry in finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
bottle. maple/black pour with thin tan head. rasion, chocolate, peppery, alcohol, hoppy aroma. light and sweet with dark fruits. thin bodied. disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours black, with a small, creamy light tan head. Smells of mild roast, creamy chocolate, and dark malts. Get some dark fruits in there too. The flavor is medium-bodied, good dose of creamy chocolate, some dark fruit, and a larger malt presence. The roast really isnt hat noticeable in the in the flavor, but it seems to be pretty balanced. Has kind of a nutty flavor in the aftertaste, which turns into chocolate. Not bad.

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